Sep 25, 2021
CSD 7680 - Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation
Information about the adverse effects of noise on hearing and vestibular anatomy, noise control and measurement in occupational and non-occupational settings, hearing protection devices, and hearing conservation in recreational and educational settings. Also includes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations on noise exposure, regulations on compensation for industrial workers with noise-induced hearing loss, and the implementation of hearing conservation programs as prescribed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Requisites: CSD 6730 and 6740 and 6770
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the effects of the auditory and non-auditory effects of sound exposure on humans.
- Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of OSHA regulations and instrumentation for noise measurement.
- Students will be able to describe potential human performance and health hazards related to excessive noise exposure.
- Students will be able to describe the general evaluation and acoustic treatments and hearing protection devices available for various acoustic environments.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the key components of an industrial hearing conservation program and their implementation.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of noise exposure levels in non-occupational settings.
- Students will be able to demonstrate working knowledge of the rules and regulations related to compensation for industrial workers with noise-induced hearing loss.
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